Here is our BRAND new whelping house we built in 2010. It is a 12x14 and is divided into 2 whelping pens in the inside.
We have kennels out back and at the back of each pen are dog doors so the mothers can get outside also.
The inside of our whelping house is JUST like a house! There are curtains on the windows, paneling on the walls, and it is heated and has electric! Our puppies are spoiled rotten when they are born and it is just like they are being raised inside our home!
Everyone is in and out all day taking care of the pups, cleaning and sanitizing pens every day, and washing and changing blankets for the mothers and puppies to sleep on ALL day long! Between blankets and my regular wash my wash machine is going all day when puppies arrive!!
We have curtains on the windows and friendly electric candles shining in the windows! There are cupboards to keep the supplies in and all the extra necessities!
We are planning to build a second building for the puppies to be moved to at around 6 wks. of age and then they will be able to get outside and play to their hearts content!
More pics of the whelping house below...
Many HAPPY hours are spent inside!!!